almost 2 years
Surprisingly slow with not very crisp dialog. Grant & Kelly are as pretty as the scenery.
over 2 years
In the words of the director: "You may call me Hitch. Hold the Cock."
Another one of Hitchcock's "wrong man" movies; entertaining but not his best.
over 3 years
An OK Grant and Kelly vehicle but one of Hitchcock's poorest efforts
almost 5 years
One of Hitchcock's more forgettable entries.
Quite enjoyed this. Not really suspenseful, more humorous. And Grace Kelly is beautiful.
almost 6 years
A lightweight romp next to Hitch's best but with Cary Grant and Grace Kelly who cares?
Tim Jules Hull
Not the best of heists, but scenery , Kelly's beauty and Grant's mental tan make up for it
To Catch a Thief is a 1955 romantic thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis and John Williams. The movie is set on the French Riviera, and was based on the 1952 novel of the same name by David Dodge. The screenplay was written by John Michael Hayes.
John Robie (Cary Grant) is a notorious but retired jewel thief or "cat burglar," nicknamed "The Cat," who now tends to his vineyards in the French Riviera. A series of robberies that closely resemble his in style leads the police to believe that the Cat is up to his old tricks again. They come to arrest him, and he adeptly gives them the slip.
He immediately seeks refuge with his old gang from his days in the French Resistance, a group of ex-cons whose patriotic work led to grants of parole that depend on them keeping their noses clean. Bertani, Foussard, and the others are all under a cloud while the Cat is at large, and they blame Robie. Still, when the police arrive at Bertani’s...